Wine tasting note: 1996 Lafon-Rochet Bordeaux

1996 Lafon-Rochet Bordeaux

21st Apr 1999 GBP19 Bordeaux Table Red

Opaque purple/red with some paling at rim.
Closed with some lurking leather and plum aromas - there is obviously a core of fruit in there but it isn't showing yet.
Medium bodied with a pure cassis fruit, warm acidity, plenty of alcohol and firm, slightly masked, tannins.
Some leathery/oaky notes on a long dry finish.
Closed at the moment but shows excellent potential - needs another 6 to 15 years.

Wine Tasting: 1996 Bordeaux